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Common name: Native Peach, Poison Peach
Trema tomentosa (Roxb.) H.Hara APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree, evergreen, young branches pubescent.
Leaves ovate to lanceolate, mostly 2–8 cm long, 10–30 mm wide, light green, scabrous, strongly 3-veined from base, main veins usually hairy below; petiole 5–10 mm long.
Drupe globose, to 4 mm diam., shiny black; ripe Feb.–May. Recorded as being toxic to stock, but it is not usually eaten except under dry conditions.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in regrowth and margins of rainforest, in moist sclerophyll forest and in open rocky areas. A widespread and variable species.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. N.T.
Text by G. J. Harden (1990); revised B.J. Conn (2009)
Taxon concept: H.J. Hewson (1989)
|N.S.W. occurrences are: var. aspera|
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